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SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 CTP - test and feedback #sql #sqltools #ctp

SQL Server 2008 R2 service pack 1 contains all the cumulative update pack releases since RTM release. This means SP1 CTP consist the CU Package releases from 1 to 6, as CU7 has released on April 18th 2011. So before you test the SQL2008R2SP1 CTP, I would...

SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 RTM - test and download

Here is the announcement about SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 4 RTM which has been CTP for a month or so to test and apply on your current 2005 production estate. Before downloading make sure to go through .... read more ...

End of support (technical) for SQL Server pre-2005 versions, mind the dates!

11th Jan 2011 - is the date to remember if you still managing SQL Server 7.0 SP4 [ 7.00.1063 or 7.00.1152 build version] (compatibility=70) instances on your production environment, end of extended support for this version! 09th April 2013 - is the date...

SQL server 2008 Service Pack 2 available for download

As promised SQL Server release services has done it again, a great job in releasing SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 . Continung from SQL-2008-CU10 blog post here, it is recommended (I say MUST) to go through the SP2 release notes the download link confirms...

SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature Pack, get yours now

In continuation to the SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM release here is the another download the Feature Pack which consist the a collection of stand-alone packages which provide additional value to your R2 environment.... more here ....

SQL Server 2008 Best Practices Analyzer - keep an eye for the release

What practice do you classify as a best practice? The answer is its not a rocket science, you don't need any specific formula to satisfy the need! Ok what if a tool can follow those common best practices & perform ... read from here .

Mind the gap, the latest version number for SQL Server 2008 R2 is....

Since the news about SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM is publicised I have downloaded and installed the Evaluation edition and R2 Express edition. You can also download SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM - Management Studio Express (with pre-registration) The Microsoft® SQL...

SQL Server 2008 R2 gets official release date!

Here is an exciting news for SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP users, DataPlatform-Insider blog confirms that .. will be listed on Microsoft’s May price list, and will be available by May 2010 .... follow here .

SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP - BOL : refer to documentation to know what's new!

In response to the SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP post I have had flurry of emails asking what more they can learn on 'What's New' compared to the existing SQL Server 2008 RTM which has celebrated its first birtday! As a general recommendation I always...

Kilmanjaro, no it is SQL Server 2008 R2 now!

As usual the expectations from Microsoft Tech-Ed 2009 keynote with the latest happenings on SQL Server world is release of R2 (which was formerly termed as Kilmanjaro)! You must get used to these terms in order to identify what exactly you are looking...